will then come alongside the barge and lift a jacket with its 125m-long and 96m high crane.
But the Aegir
is only the latest of many huge ships to have visited the shores of the North East, which is increasingly becoming a hub for vessels working on offshore wind farm projects.
Departures with amended itineraries are: June 5, ORomantic DanubeO on Viking Odin; June 5, ORomantic DanubeO aboard Viking Freya; June 8 ORomantic DanubeO on Viking Njord; June 8 ORomantic DanubeO aboard Viking Idun; June 8 OGrand European TourO aboard Viking Embla; June 8 OPassage to Eastern EuropeO on Viking Aegir
; June 8 OGrand European TourO aboard Viking Forseti; June 9 ORhine GetawayO aboard Viking Sun; June 9 ORhine GetawayO aboard Viking Helvetia; June 9 OElegant ElbeO on Viking Schumann; June 9 OElegant ElbeO aboard Viking Fontane; June 9 ORomantic DanubeO aboard MS Vienna; June 9 OGrand European TourO aboard Viking Tor; June 9 OGrand European TourO on Viking Var; June 12 OGrand European TourO on Viking Sky; and June 16 OGrand European TourO aboard Viking Bragi.
Pipelay systems currently under construction include multi-lay systems for the Aegir
and a new build vessel for Ezra, a Flexlay System for the newest Subsea 7 vessel and the S-lay System for the Seven Borealis.
Sitting in second place overall after Aqua's disqualification is Brian Benjamin's Aegir
Soviet submarines and ships were heading for the conflict, they reported - shades of the Cuban Crisis - but no Russkies, and nothing much happening, until the frigate HMS Apollo collided with the Icelandic coastguard vessel Aegir
, causing the only fatality of the war - the Aegir
's engineer died.
Benefits of the alliance include worldwide commercial footprint; an international network of engineering centres; leading edge technologies supported by growing R&D spend; strong project management capabilities and experience in very large and complex ultra-deepwater projects; a network of logistic bases and manufacturing plants; high tension J-Lay vessels, provided by Heerema through its installation vessels Aegir
(under construction) and Balder; and S-Lay and Reel-Lay assets of both companies, as needed.
McDermott will work with Heerema Marine Contractors for transportation and installation of a portion of the offshore scope, using Heerema's new-build vessel Aegir
The two new ships, Viking Embla and Viking Aegir
, will debut in July and August 2012, respectively.
17 May 2011 - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB and UK-based wave power technology firm Pelamis Wave Power Ltd said today their joint venture Aegir
Wave Power received authorisation to go on developing a project off the Shetlands.
The 120ft Aegir
landed in Galway docks in February that year after it ran into severe storms.
With a market of up to 150 hulls worldwide BMT Defence revealed the Aegir
family, named after the Nordic demidiety whose cooking pot was never empty.
Fischer...1972 was really what created this humanitarian effort to get him out of detention,'' Icelandic Ambassador to Japan Thordur Aegir